Crochet Granny Stitch – Lunchtime Live Ep89

Join me on YouTube for this week’s Lunchtime Live episode! Our featured stitch of the week is the knit dandelion stitch.

Lunchtime Live Episode 89 - Crochet Granny Stitch

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What is Lunchtime Live?

Lunchtime Live is a weekly series of live videos on my YouTube channel. It’s a chance for us to chat about what’s new at Stitches n Scraps. Think of it as a video newsletter, where you can participate too! I start each episode with a look at the latest posts on the blog. Then I move on to any announcements and sneak peeks at what’s coming up in the following week. Finally, I end the episode with a demo or short tutorial.

For 2022, the demo portion will be a featured stitch of the week. I’ll show you a different stitch pattern each week, alternating between knit and crochet stitches.

Watch Live, or Watch Later!

Tune in here to watch live at 11:30 am, US Central Time on April 28th, 2022. Join in the conversation with the live chat! You’ll be able to ask questions and leave comments, which I can respond to in the video.

If you can’t make it during the live broadcast, that’s ok – you can watch the full episode after it’s over.

Stitch of the Week: Crochet Granny Stitch

This week’s stitch of the week is the crochet granny stitch. It’s open and airy, with a lot of vertical stretch. This is the same basic stitch pattern that’s used in traditional granny squares. I used a variation of this stitch to make the Simply Scrappy Water Bottle Holder.

The basic concept is to work several stitches in each ch-1 space, and then chain 1 and skip to the next space. You can do a variety of things with the edges, but the important thing is to keep the stitch count the same on each row. Here’s how I made the swatch:

Chain a multiple of 4.

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc), ch 1, sk next 3 chs, [3 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next 3 chs] across to last ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to last 3 dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in last dc.

Repeat row 2 to desired length. We’ll work through this pattern together, and then talk about some other edge options as well as other variations.

Here are the links to the various posts and items that I plan to mention in the episode:

Lunchtime Live Episode 89 - Crochet Granny Stitch

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